East Looe Beach

East Looe Beach, Cornwall

East Looe Beach is a popular family beach in the seaside town of Looe in south Cornwall. It is a crescent-shaped, sandy, south-facing beach on the eastern side of the town, and one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall. At low tide, a large expanse of sand is revealed.


Beach at East Looe, CornwallLooe is a working fishing town and the Banjo pier stands at the western edge of the beach. The beach becomes rockier, and consequently less crowded, to the east. At low tide, Plaidy Beach can be reached. Swimming is relatively safe in the waters off East Looe Beach as the shelf is shallow for some distance.

Self catering holiday accommodation is available in Looe holiday cottages. Further self catering accommodation is available in holiday cottages in Polperro (5 miles by road), Fowey (11 miles) and Liskeard (9 miles).

Though there is a large car park in West Looe and smaller car parks in East Looe, these can still fill in peak summer months, when Looe is an especially popular holiday destination. The beach has level access and disabled facilities. Toilet facilities are conveniently located. Dogs are not permitted on East Looe Beach. Refreshments and other facilities can be found in the town. Boat trips may be taken from the harbour.

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  1. Clifton George - Andrew

    Last Saturday 26th July 2014 my family visited East Looe Beach as we do on a regular basis throughout the summer. We have always enjoyed visiting this location especially as it is less than an hours drive from Plymouth.
    I appreciate that we are in a recession and operational issues can arise. Imagine my disappointment and that of my grandchildren when we went to use the shower faculties. The stench of urine was unbearable from the shower area. This resulted in neither of us being able to shower off the salt water residue and sand. This facility is a fantastic welcome end to the day but on this occasion it ‘s use was out of the question.
    The date was 26th July 2014 @ around 19:30 so cannot see how the urination by the disputable person(s) could have occurred during one day.
    I suggest that the area is visited at least once a day in the morning to check on the state of this facility. Nothing will put families off quicker than a shower smelling as a ” toilet”. The other facilities are in excellent condition.

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